Jim Forrest

Associate Professor

  • 1962 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
1974 …2019
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Jim's research interests are mainly in the social and electoral areas, focusing on geographies of advantage and disadvantage, most recently on ethnic group disadvantage. This area of work is currently being extended into research into geographies of racism. Work on electoral geography especially looks at relationships between money and voting outcomes, at geographies of inter-election change, and at state effects in Australian political behaviour.

As a member of the Higher School Certificate syllabus committee he has written a number of papers and texts on urban geography, and is currently involved in a re-write for the new HSC syllabus. He is currently President of the N.S.W. Geographical Society.

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Projects 2007 2019

Research Outputs 1974 2019

Language diversity in Sydney: at home and in public

Chik, A., Forrest, J. & Siciliano, F., 2019, Multilingual Sydney. Chik, A., Benson, P. & Moloney, R. (eds.). London ; New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 26-39 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Multicultural but increasingly monolingual? Linguistic shift and heritage language retention in Australia

Forrest, J. & Benson, P., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Handbook of the changing world language map. Brunn, S. & Kehrein, R. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

The geography of same-sex couples and families in Australia: an empirical review

Forrest, J., Gorman-Murray, A. & Siciliano, F., 16 Apr 2019, In : Australian Geographer. p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

inner city area
rural area

Ethnic and class residential segregation: exploring their intersection – a multilevel analysis of ancestry and occupational class in Sydney

Jones, K., Johnston, R., Forrest, J., Charlton, C. & Manley, D., 1 May 2018, In : Urban Studies. 55, 6, p. 1163-1184 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

occupational class
multi-level analysis
ethnic group